Posts Tagged ‘The Sked’
 

 

The Sked: Tuesday Ratings — A 2.2 Rating Is As Good As It Gets?

With CBS in re-reruns last night, it was one grim night on network TV Tuesday.  ABC won the night with a 2.0 adult 18-49 rating from 8-11 pm, slightly above the 1.7 season-to-date rating for ABC Tuesday.    The network premi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Big Apology without Remorse Fails to Jump Start OWN

Lance Armstrong (as calculating, cautious and conniving as ever) appeared with Oprah Winfrey Thursday night on the struggling OWN network in a much-hyped and relatively little-watched interview. The 90-minute part one of Lance ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED: CBS Midseason Schedule

  CBS, in keeping with its CBS-ness, announced a minimal set of tweaks to its schedule for midseason.  The network doesn’t have a lot of needs or vacancies, so it basically just filled those holes it has. To replace...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

In addition to the four usual NFL time periods on Sunday (two 1:00 pm games, a 4:30 pm national game and the 8:30 game on NBC), Thanksgiving day featured a national NFL tripleheader.  Of all the games this week, the 12:45 Than...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Saturday Ratings — Notre Dame Leads ABC to the Ratings Promised Land

Last night ABC dominated primetime with a preliminary 4.4 adult 18-49 rating for Notre Dame at USC.  The convincing victory for the Fighting Irish sealed a perfect 12-0 undefeated season and reserved a spot in the national cha...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Nashville”

  NASHVILLE – Wednesday 10PM on ABC:  Potential DVR Alert ABC has become the network of soaps, and its big play in the genre for fall is NASHVILLE, which is inheriting Revenge‘s slot as the latter show gets pr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREVIEWING TONIGHT POST-OLYMPICS – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: NBC’S “Go On”

  Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and re-scored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  These critiques shouldnR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/18/12

It turned out CBS didn’t even need to throw stones. ABC:  GLASS HOUSE finally premiered, and maybe the network should have broadcast the litigation papers instead.  The show’s 1.6 barely beat the sitcom reruns on ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Bunheads”

A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Nurse Jackie”

After 3 seasons of telling more or less the same story, Season 4 of Showtime’s NURSE JACKIE took a leap that revitalized the show.  Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco), having successfully concealed her drug addiction, her adulte...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Client List”

Tonight’s season finale of Lifetime’s very softcore (so soft it’s basically liquid) prostitution hit THE CLIENT LIST was more guilty than pleasure.  The hour, written by Producer Barbara Nance (from a story b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: FOX Fall Premiere Dates

The concept of “premiere week” is getting seriously stretched this year by the networks, since NBC, CW and now FOX have announced schedules that launch only a few shows the week of September 24.  This is probably a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Girls”

Lena Dunham’s GIRLS has been all over the place this season, so it made sense that its season finale would come out of nowhere.   We knew last week that when Jessa (Jemima Kirke) got a talking-to from former employer Ka...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Killing”

And finally, after 2 seasons, 26 hours of television, seemingly a hundred red herrings, and enough rain to float the SS Poseidon, THE KILLING revealed who killed Rosie Larsen.  The only thing that was ever worth spoiling on th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/15/12

Network Programmer conversation today:  “OK, Niagara Falls on a high wire worked–next time, let’s do someone walking on his hands across the Grand Canyon.” “Hopping across the Sahara Desert!”...
by Mitch Salem